Type: Attractions, Historic Sites, Military, Museums, Sightseeing
Anyone with an interest in Portuguese military history will be fascinated by this engaging museum. The building stands opposite Santa Apolónia railway station, on the site of a 16th-century cannon... Read More
Anyone with an interest in Portuguese military history will be fascinated by this engaging museum. The building stands opposite Santa Apolónia railway station, on the site of a 16th-century cannon foundry and arms depot. The comprehensive collection of arms, uniforms and historical documents and curios charts the country's various military campaigns from the late 15th century through to World War I, but the display also focuses on the evolution of weapons in Portugal, from the Stone Age to the invention of the rifle. The Vasco da Gama room houses a fine collection of cannons, and there's a hall dedicated to the Peninsula wars. Elsewhere, dramatic wall murals and other artifacts illustrate episodes from the Great War.
Largo do Museu da Artilharia
- Attractions near Cruise Port: "Don't miss the tiled panels lining the courtyard that tell the story of Portugal's battles, from the Christian Re-conquest to World War I."
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: The Santa Apolónia cruise port is just across the road from the museum, making this nearest of all Lisbon's visitor attractions to the terminal.